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THE 5532 Spirit WorldThis course studies the afterlife from the viewpoints of philosophy, revelation, phenomenology of spiritual experience, technology, psychology and ministerial practice. Topics include: speculation on the nature of the spirit world and its the laws, descriptions of the afterlife, spiritual influences on earthly life, angels, ghosts, electronic voice phenomena, channeling, spiritual deception, spiritual possession and exorcism, spiritual healing, reincarnation, and gaining spiritual help. Readings are taken from comparative religion, spiritual testimonies, experimental studies and Unificationist sources. Personal experiences with the spirit world are reported through journal writing. 2 credits. Dr. Wilson or Dr. Seidel.
THE 5611 Unification Philosophy
This course is a study of Unification Thought, primarily through the work of the late Dr. Sang Hun Lee to develop a philosophical expression of the teachings of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon and its application to life and culture. His writings and the work of his followers will be studied against the background of the history of philosophy. Particular attention is given to the challenges Unification Thought poses to the contemporary philosophical environment. 3 credits. Dr. Noda.
THE 5621 Teachings of Sun Myung Moon Effective Unification ministry requires a clear and deep understanding of the teachings of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, which are accessible in the 400+ volumes of collected sermons and anthologies of selected passages as the Cheon Seong Gyeong. In studying this large body of texts, the course focuses on significant theological concepts and their application to practical life. Conducted as a seminar, students utilize these texts to develop new insights that can be applicable to their ministries. The course will not focus on a ‘providential’ understanding of these texts; students interested in pursuing that aspect of the material are referred to the course History of the Unification Movement. 3 credits. Dr. Wilson.
THE 5631 Divine Principle
This course offers a close study of the text of Exposition of the Divine Principle and its theological relevance for today. After an introduction addressing problems of translation, sources, and cultural‑historical background, primary attention will be given to the text itself. Students will discuss theological issues in the text and draw comparisons to other Unificationist materials, the Rev. Moon’s sermons in particular. The intent is to make the Divine Principle a living source of God’s word and to encourage its continued study as a foundation for a life of faith. 3 credits. Dr. Wilson.
THE 5590 Independent Study in Philosophy1‑3 credits. Faculty.
THE 6590 Thesis/Project in Philosophy
4 credits. Must be accompanied by the Divinity Colloquium, MIN 5801. Faculty.